New test can detect COVID-19 infection and severity very fast

Scientists from George Washington University developed a blood test that quickly detects if someone has COVID-19 and predicts how severely the immune system will react to the infection.

The finding may lead to a powerful tool to help doctors determine the best treatment plan for people with COVID-19.

The research is published in PLOS One and was conducted by Timothy McCaffrey et al.

Currently, there is no good way to predict how the immune system will respond to the virus that causes COVID-19 or other disease-causing microbes.